No Reserve: 1981 Honda CBX Supersport in Factory Crate

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This 1981 Honda CBX 1000 was reportedly shipped to a vocational school when new, though it was never assembled and remains in the factory crate. It was featured on BaT in November 2018 and was previously sold described merely as a “1981 Honda Motorcycle.” The CBX was Honda’s top-of-the-line 2-wheel offering between 1978 and 1982, and this example comes from the first year of its only major redesign. Finished in Charcoal Grey with black and red accents, the bike came equipped from the factory with a full fairing, saddlebags, Pro-Link rear suspension, and internally-vented front discs. When assembled and running, power is provided by a 1,047cc DOHC inline-six paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The selling dealer acquired the bike last year, and it is now offered at no reserve with a clear Florida title.

No Reserve: 1981 Honda CBX Supersport in Factory Crate

The wood paneling has recently been pulled from the sides of the steel crate, and dust and debris have accumulated on the bike over the past 38 years. Some of the original moisture barrier covered the bike until recently. Closeups of the Charcoal Grey finish, frame, and factory stickers have been provided in the gallery below.

No Reserve: 1981 Honda CBX Supersport in Factory Crate

Everything remains affixed to the wooden pallet with a set of steel brackets. The windscreen, seat, pegs, and mirrors have never been installed, and the front wheel is secured next to the bike with plastic straps.

No Reserve: 1981 Honda CBX Supersport in Factory Crate

The dust has been wiped away from the speedometer, revealing 1.8 miles on the odometer.

No Reserve: 1981 Honda CBX Supersport in Factory Crate

The 1,047cc DOHC inline-six was rated for approximately 100 horsepower when new. It features 24 valves, six inward-angled 28mm carburetors, and a dual 3-into-1 factory exhaust system.

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